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Special Issue "Novel Dental Implant Coatings for Better Implant-Bone Integration Properties"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomaterials".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2023 | Viewed by 940
Special Issue Editor
Interests: theoretical modeling; quantum-chemical calculations; bioactive coating; surface functionalization; surface characterization; structure–property relationship in dental materials
Special Issue Information
In recent years, the development of new coatings for dental implants has seen great progress. A wide range of coating materials are being intensively researched, including bioactive inorganic materials such as calcium phosphates, hydroxyapatite, bioceramics and bioactive glasses. Surface modification of implants with organic coatings such as various extracellular matrix proteins (collagen, fibronectin, fibrinogen) has proven to be an effective approach to improving biocompatibility. A relatively new approach is bioactive hybrid inorganic–organic coatings, which can perform some unique functions. For example, hydroxyapatite has been improved with the addition of amino acids. Similarly, bioactive composites of glass and natural polymers (collagen, gelatin, silk fibroin, hyaluronic acid, chitosan, alginate and cellulose) enhance the mechanical properties of the final system, as well as its bioactivity and regenerative potential. In addition to all the recent studies on the subject, biomimetic coatings are increasingly becoming the focus of research.
Certain factors must be considered when selecting and using materials for biological applications, such as their mechanical behavior, their thermal and electrical conductivity, biostability, biocompatibility, biodegradability, permeability to body fluids, non-toxicity, and non-allergenicity. In addition, there is great interest in coatings for dental implants that initiate, promote, and accelerate the process of osseointegration. Although the advances in the novel biomaterials for coatings developed so far are remarkable, the search for new materials and manufacturing processes is not over yet. An integrated experimental–theoretical approach is of great benefit in elucidating the mechanism of coating formation on dental implant surfaces.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together original papers and comprehensive reviews that open new horizons in the field of dental implant coatings. The articles will cover various topics, including novel coating materials for dental implants, new methods of coating formation, characterization of functionalized implant surfaces, investigation of the coating mechanism, and the structural and functional connections between the functionalized implant and the surrounding bone tissue.
Dr. Ines Despotović
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- multifunctional dental coating materials and structures
- coating formation methods
- coating formation mechanism
- theoretical modeling
- surface characterization methods
- mechanical behavior of coating materials
- anticorrosion protection